Prosecutor to Call Eleven Witnesses in Bemba's Second Trial
[Bemba Trial Website] The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor intends to call 11 witnesses to testify against Jean-Pierre Bemba and his four former associates on charges of witness and evidence tampering.
CPJ Condemns Murder of Congolese Journalist in Equateur Province
[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of Soleil Balanga, a journalist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and calls on Congolese authorities to ensure that they conduct a thorough investigation and that the perpetrator is brought to justice.
Trade Between Angola and DRC Still Informal - Angolan Diplomat
[ANGOP] Luanda -The trade that exists between Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is very much informal and its main centre is the border market of Luvu.
Angola/DR Congo - TAAG Resumes Kinshasa Flights
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angola Airlines (TAAG) resumed on Thursday its regular flights to Kinshasa, DR Congo, five years after its suspension, said the executive director of the company, Adriano de Carvalho.
Angola - Kinshasa Receives TAAG Flight With Firefighters' Welcoming Bath
[ANGOP] Luanda -Five years later, the Angola Airlines (TAAG) resumed on Thursday its flight at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa, in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where it was received with "bath" of fire-fighters vehicles, symbolizing the welcome of the referred aircraft.
DRC National in the Dock Over Illegal Stay
[Daily News] A DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo (DRC) national, Donard Ben (22), was on Wednesday brought before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court charged with unlawful stay in the country.
End of the Meeting On Mineral Fraud and Smuggling By ICGLR Member States Services in Kinshasa, DRC
[ICGLR] Bujumbura, Burundi -The meeting of the services of the Member States of the ICGLR in charge of the Fight against mineral Fraud and smuggling took place from 17th to 18th April 2015 in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His Excellency Thomas Luhaka Losendjola, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technologies officially opened the meeting on Friday 17th April , 2015.
Radio Journalist's Throat Cut in DRC
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders is appalled by radio journalist Soleil Balanga's brutal murder in Monkoto, in the northern province of Equateur. Balanga's throat was cut by an assailant as he was returning home on 16 April from Monkoto community radio, where he worked.
UN Mission Condemns 'Murderous' Attack On Civilians in North-Eastern DR Congo Town
[UN News] The head of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has strongly condemned Wednesday's deadly attack on civilians in North Kivu province and expressed deep condolences to the families of the victims.
Goma - in Fear of Molten Lava
[Deutsche Welle] A time bomb is ticking in eastern Congo. Mount Nyiragongo, an active volcano, could erupt at any moment. The ever-present threat is forcing two uneasy neighbors - DRC and Rwanda - to cooperate with one another.
Esperance Slip, Mazembe Survive Bamako Test
[CAF] Tunisian giants, Esperance suffered a lone goal loss against El Merreikh of Sudan whilst TP Mazembe of DR Congo forced out a 2-2 draw against Stade Malien in Bamako during the first leg matches of the 1/8th round on Saturday.
Kinshasa Hosts a Meeting of Services of ICGLR Member States in Charge of the Fight Against Mineral Fraud and Smuggling
[ICGLR] Kinshasa, DRC -A two-day meeting of services of the ICGLR Member State in charge of the fight against mineral fraud and smuggling was opened in Kinshasa, DRC this Friday, April 17, 2015 to assess the situation of cross-border mineral fraud and smuggling in the ICGLR area and make appropriate recommendations.
SA Xenophobic Attacks - a View From Below
[Fahamu] The attacks on African migrants in South Africa are connected to oppression of poor black people in general. To prevent the poor from organizing and standing up to their real enemies, the state is tacitly encouraging violence against foreigners.
Land Rights to Be Discussed
[ICGLR] Nairobi, Kenya -The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Regional Consultation Meeting on Land and Property Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees will take place on 21st to 23rd April, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya bringing together Ministers from the 12 ICGLR member states in charge of land, IDPs and refugees to identify solutions for integration processes and the return of IDPs and refuges and reflect on the protocol on the protection of property rights and management of land involving the e
Organized Crime in Wildlife, Gold and Timber, Worth Over One Billion Usd, Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo - UN Report
[UNEP] Experts estimate that 10-30 per cent of this illegal trade (around US$ 72-426 million per annum) goes to transnational organized criminal networks based outside eastern DRC
Does Limiting a President's Term Help a Nation?
[OSIWA] Over the past ten years or more, heads of states across many of Africa's new democracies have attempted to modify their country's constitutions to prolong their mandates.
Head of Monusco, Condemns the Murderous Attack On Civilians in Matiba
[Monusco] Kinshasa -"I am deeply shocked by the killings of civilians near Beni. It is absolutely necessary that FARDC and MONUSCO resume their cooperation. Together it will be possible to avoid a further deterioration of the security situation" declared Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO.
Call for Detained Activists to Be Released
[HRW] Kinshasa -Democratic Republic of Congo authorities should immediately release seven peaceful activists who have been wrongfully detained, some since March 15, 2015. Security forces in the eastern city of Goma beat and otherwise mistreated demonstrators protesting government repression, including with water torture.
Combatting Sexual Violence & Child Recruitment
[allAfrica] New York -Following is the text of remarks before the United Nations Security Council by Jeanine Mabunda Lioko Mudiayi, the personal representative of the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in charge of sexual violence and child recruitment.
Detention of Youth Activists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
[State Department] Marie Harf